Large wood in King County rivers
Large Wood Public Meetings | June 12 and June 13King County's flood risk reduction and habitat restoration projects sometimes require the placement of large wood into rivers and streams. Large wood can slow down a river, create pools and hiding places for young salmon, and bolster levees or revetments that protect people and infrastructure from flood risks. If you would like to learn about King County projects that involve the placement of large wood, please join us for a conversation about our current projects.
- 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, Issaquah Fish Hatchery, 125 W. Sunset Way Issaquah
- 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, Riverbend Club House, 17410 S.E. Renton-Maple Valley Road, Renton.
- Cedar River: Riverbend Floodplain Restoration Project, Taylor Creek Mitigation Project
- Green River: Lones Levee Setback Project, Gaco-Western Levee Repair and Setback Project
- Snoqualmie River: Shake Mill Left Bank Repair Project, Si View Levee Repair Project, Lower Bendigo Right Bank Repair Project, 2017 Stossel Bridge Right Bank Levee Repair Project Mitigation, 2018 Stossel Bridge Right Bank Levee Repair Project
- Tolt River Basin: Remlinger Levee Repair Project, San Souci Floodplain Restoration Project, Lower Tolt 2018 Adaptive Management Project, Girl Scout Camp Levee Repair Project, Frew Levee Repair Project
- White River: Middle Boise Creek Van Wieringen Stream Restoration Project, Boise Creek-Evans Adaptive Management Plan
- Vashon Island: Judd Creek Estuary Enhancement Project
NOTE: Both meetings will include the same content.
For more information, contact Laird O'Rollins.
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About large wood
- Known hazards on King County rivers
- Capital projects using large wood
- Third-Party Review of Projects Involving Large Wood Emplacements - Dec. 2015 (PDF, 22MB)
- How King County manages naturally-occurring large wood
- Large woody debris as an ecological function
- Life on the Edge: River shorelines video
- Living with large wood (PDF, 1.2 MB)
- How to report a river hazard in King County
- Procedures for Considering Public Safety When Placing Large Wood in King County Rivers (2010)
Annual meeting presentations
- June 2017 annual meeting presentation (PDF, 12 MB)
- June 2016 annual meeting presentation (PDF, 14.6 MB)
- June 2015 annual meeting presentation (PDF, 4.9 MB)